Monday, February 23, 2015
Workforce Academy for Youths
In the latest of series, we feature Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY), based in San Diego County, California.
(Check our archives for parts 1-33.)
Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY) mission is to give foster youth the opportunity to learn and gain work experience to better prepare for a county position (or equivalent job) and/or to encourage him or her to continue his or her education.
The County of San Diego implemented WAY in September 2006 to provide workforce experience to those who are "aging out" of the foster care system and transitioning to self-sufficiency.
WAY is a six-month paid internship program that provides employment, training and mentorship to emancipating foster youth age 17-21.
The program unites youth with older adult Life Skill Coaches to support the development of work and life skills.
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